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The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.

The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.
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Madison, WI

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The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.

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English


Episodes

Federal Prison reform not enough — Nicole D Porter

1/9/2019
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The “First Step Act”, as the Federal Criminal Justice Reform bill is known, was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President at the end of 2018. While it looks at trying to reform sentences of prisoners in Federal custody, a vast majority incarcerated persons are housed in state facilities as a result […] The post Federal Prison reform not enough — Nicole D Porter appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:20:16

Wedel: Elected populists bring worse corruption than they campaign aga...

1/9/2019
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Janine Wedel, Professor of Social Anthropology at George Mason University, talks to Jan about her latest paper, “Dirty Populists“, which details how many populist elected leaders run against political corruption, but bring with them an even worse “swamp” of corruption. The post Wedel: Elected populists bring worse corruption than they campaign aga... appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:19:50

Emily Mills: The Crucible, Plan B, and roller derby

1/2/2019
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Journalist Emily Mills, the editor of Our Lives magazine, a musician and DJ, talks about her upcoming gig this week at Crucible for all the House Heads out there. Liz and Emily also talk about some of Emily’s reporting on Plan B and also about the upcoming roller derby season. The post Emily Mills: The Crucible, Plan B, and roller derby appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:14:15

Dr. Jonathan Kohler: Professor of surgery and podcaster

1/2/2019
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Host Elizabeth DiNovella talks with Dr. Jonathan Kohler, a Trauma Medical Director at American Family Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Kohler is also the host of the medical podcast called The Surgery Sett. The post Dr. Jonathan Kohler: Professor of surgery and podcaster appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:19:08

White House attacks wetland protections

12/29/2018
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The most recent attacks by the White House on the environment include removing 20% of streams and 50% of wetlands from federal protections. Scott Edwards from Food & Water Watch talks about how these and other assaults on environmental protections are aimed to benefit developers, agribusiness, and petrochemical companies while ignoring the environment. The post White House attacks wetland protections appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:23:44

What’s this “coagulation plan” for Starkweather Cree...

12/20/2018
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A recent plan to clean phosphorus from the Starkweather Creek watershed uses aluminum to “coagulate” and settle phosphorus to the creek bed and then dredge the sludge. Many have concerns over this plan, and John Steines and Matthew Miller talked with Jan about the concerns. The post What’s this “coagulation plan” for Starkweather Cree... appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:11:52

Watchdog: Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy

12/20/2018
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John Burroughs, Executive Director of The Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, talks to Jan about current threats of nuclear action in the world, Trump’s relaxed policy on the use of nuclear weapons for response to cyber attacks, NATO expansion, and who can break a treaty. The post Watchdog: Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:16:29

Arts Wisconsin does the obvious: Supports Art in Wisconsin

12/20/2018
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With a vision of “A creative Wisconsin where everyone, everywhere in the state experiences, participates in, and benefits from the arts”, Arts Wisconsin supports the arts and artistic endeavours throughout the state. Executive Director Anne Katz talks about this non-profit group. The post Arts Wisconsin does the obvious: Supports Art in Wisconsin appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:42:46

The Madison-Kanifing (The Gambia) Sister City Project

12/12/2018
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In the continuing monthly series on Madison Sister City groups, Jan talks with Jerreh Kujabi about the Madison-Kanifing (The Gambia) sister city project, including the cultural enrichment and economic empowerment the relationship strengthens. The post The Madison-Kanifing (The Gambia) Sister City Project appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:21:14

Why 800 military bases on foreign soil?

12/12/2018
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The U.S. has over 800 military bases on foreign soil, costing an estimated $51 Billion annually to continue to build and maintain. These constitute over 90% of all military bases in foreign countries, displacing local populations and acting as provocations against the U.S.. Catherine Lutz, author of “The Bases of Empire: The Global Struggle Against […] The post Why 800 military bases on foreign soil? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:18:44

It’s not too late to get help with healthcare decisions!

12/12/2018
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With the deadline for signing up for healthcare approaching quickly (this Saturday, December 15th), many people are trying to navigate the complexities and might not know what their cheapest options are. Adam VanSpankeren, “Lead Navigator” from Covering Wisconsin talks about how that organizations helps people manage those options, and an open healthcare signup clinic they […] The post It’s not too late to get help with healthcare decisions! appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:09:34

WI ACLU on lame duck legislature’s move to weaken Governor Evers...

12/5/2018
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Chris Ott, Executive Director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks to Jan about the recent Republican-led Wisconsin legislature’s efforts to strip away powers of the incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers and other incoming elected officials. The post WI ACLU on lame duck legislature’s move to weaken Governor Evers... appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:16:01

Redlined — a story of housing segregation in Chicago in the 60&#...

12/5/2018
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Jan Miyasaki talks with Linda Gartz about her new book, “Redlined: A memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in the 1960s Chicago”. The post Redlined — a story of housing segregation in Chicago in the 60&#... appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:20:21

Think you might want to start a food cart?

12/5/2018
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Andrea Hughes, Project Director at Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), a community organization which supports small business startup, talks about an upcoming class on how to start and run a food cart. The post Think you might want to start a food cart? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:06:07

Government report predicts dire consequences to global warming

11/28/2018
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On Black Friday, a government report was released, produced by a team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences. The White House is already criticizing the government’s own data, […] The post Government report predicts dire consequences to global warming appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:23:47

Returning a 95 year-old golf course to prairie

11/28/2018
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The Southern Wisconsin Land Conservancy has begun a project to return a golf course in Broadhead back to the prairie ecosystem it last was almosts 100 years ago. Steven Apfelbaum talks to Jan Miyasaki about this project and a fundraising event on December 7-8 in Broadhead to support the return to prairie. The post Returning a 95 year-old golf course to prairie appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:10:45

More power lines over Dane Co. and SW Wisconsin?

11/28/2018
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American Transmission Co., ITC Midwest LLC and Dairyland Power Cooperative have plans for a 120-mile high-voltage transmission line connecting northeast Iowa and western Wisconsin. Dr. Gloria Belken is a member of the Cardinal Hickory Creek Opposition group, and she talks about the issues of power lines over this pristine land and discusses several workshops scheduled […] The post More power lines over Dane Co. and SW Wisconsin? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:13:17

West High School Green Club raises $100,000 for solar panels

11/21/2018
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Madison West High School students Ella Jordahl, Katia Wanish, and Lily Sandholm talk to Jan about the Madison-area youth’s climate justice group and West Green Club, and their efforts to raise funds for solar panels on West High School. The group has procured over $100,000 to their goal to make West High “carbon neutral” by […] The post West High School Green Club raises $100,000 for solar panels appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:10:44

Breastfeeding as a spectrum of forms and identities

11/21/2018
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Jan talks with Kristin J. Wilson, anthropologist and sociologist at Cabrillo College, about her most recent book, “Other’s Milk” — a study of breastfeeding in all its variations, a spectrum ranging from from sharing breast milk between women to “butch-identified breastfeeders” to “chest-feeding”. The post Breastfeeding as a spectrum of forms and identities appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:15:21

ABC for Health helps navigate healthcare finances and red tape

11/21/2018
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Brynne McBride, COO of ABC for Health, talks to Jan Miyasaki about that groups ongoing efforts to provide legal advice and navigation help for individuals trying to navigate issues of healthcare and healthcare financing. The post ABC for Health helps navigate healthcare finances and red tape appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:23:36